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Product Description: Keen First World War aviation enthusiasts will be familiar with Norman Franks’ previous books covering the life of Rittmeister Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen, so why this new one? Well Manfred, the iconic Red Baron, has constantly remained at the forefront of First World War studies and, in commemorating the one hundred years that have elapsed since the beginning of hostilities, it seems like a good time to introduce a new arrangement of photographs covering the entire span of von Richthofen’s war (most of which will have been seen, but spread over a whole variety of books and magazines about First World War flying), consolidated in one book...read more

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9781473861220 | Gardners Books, June 30, 2016, cover price $38.85 | About this edition: Keen First World War aviation enthusiasts will be familiar with Norman Franks’ previous books covering the life of Rittmeister Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen, so why this new one?

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Product Description: Following the Battle of Britain, the RAF started taking the air war to the Germans. A small number of bombers, escorted by large numbers of fighters tried to force the Luftwaffe into battle. Much air combat ensued with RAF light bombers escorted by scores of fighters, but it was not until Germany invaded Russia in June 1941 that operations were stepped up in an effort to take pressure of Stalin’s Russian Front...read more

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9781473847224, titled "Fighter Command’s Air War 1941: Raf Circus Operations and Fighter Sweeps Against the Luftwaffe" | Pen & Sword, May 19, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Following the Battle of Britain, the RAF started taking the air war to the Germans.

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Product Description: ‘For enthusiasts of WWI aviation, this book is a true gem.’Flying Scale ModelsThe history of aviation during the First World War is a rich and varied story marked by the evolution of aircraft from slow-moving, fragile, and unreliable powered kites, into quick, agile, sturdy fighter craft...read more

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9781848328327 | Frontline Books, December 19, 2015, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: ‘For enthusiasts of WWI aviation, this book is a true gem.

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Product Description: The Battle of Britain fought by The Few, as Churchill famously called them, will remain a legendary feat of arms for centuries to come. Sadly there remain only a handful today who can tell their stories so this collection of personal accounts is extremely timely...read more

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9781473844209, titled "Dowding's Eagles: Accounts of Twenty-five Battle of Britain Veterans" | Pen & Sword, December 19, 2015, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: The Battle of Britain fought by The Few, as Churchill famously called them, will remain a legendary feat of arms for centuries to come.

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Product Description: ‘Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few’ – Seventy-five years on the unforgettable words of Winston Churchill ring as powerfully as they did in August 1940 when the young men of the RAF stood as the last line of defense against Hitler’s far more powerful Luftwaffe...read more

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9781473827875 | Pen & Sword, December 19, 2015, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: ‘Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few’ – Seventy-five years on the unforgettable words of Winston Churchill ring as powerfully as they did in August 1940 when the young men of the RAF stood as the last line of defense against Hitler’s far more powerful Luftwaffe.

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Product Description: A decade since its first publication, Grub Street are proud to present Ton-Up Lancs as a paperback for the first time. Originally a revised study following its first appearance under the Claims to Fame series, the book focuses on the story of the Avro Lancasters that completed one hundred sorties...read more

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9781904943099 | Grub Street the Basement, July 19, 2005, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: As most authors of factual books discover, information continues to come in after their books have been published.

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9781909808263 | Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc, May 19, 2015, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: A decade since its first publication, Grub Street are proud to present Ton-Up Lancs as a paperback for the first time.

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Product Description: Here, Norman Franks tells the story, in words and images, of the emergence of some of the greatest fighter aces to see action during the first half of the First World War. He explores the manner in which the situation developed from late 1914 to the late summer of 1916, the point at which Oswald Boelcke helped form the German Jasta system that would prove so devastating to the RFC and RNAS...read more

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9781783831821 | Pen & Sword, December 19, 2014, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Here, Norman Franks tells the story, in words and images, of the emergence of some of the greatest fighter aces to see action during the first half of the First World War.

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Product Description: This book summarizes the story of how RAF Coastal Command overcame the German U-boat danger during the Second World War and how the escalation of the U-boat war promoted the development of anti-submarine warfare, leading to victory over this menace in the Atlantic...read more

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9781783831838, titled "Coastal Command’s Air War Against the German U-Boats" | Pen & Sword, December 19, 2014, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: This book summarizes the story of how RAF Coastal Command overcame the German U-boat danger during the Second World War and how the escalation of the U-boat war promoted the development of anti-submarine warfare, leading to victory over this menace in the Atlantic.

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Product Description: It is a recognized fact that, had the war gone badly for the Allies on the India/Burma front, and had the Japanese succeeded in invading the Indian Continent, the outcome of the war would have been entirely different. Yet despite this, the campaign on the Burma front is offered surprisingly scant coverage in the majority of photo-history books...read more

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9781783376148 | Pen & Sword, April 19, 2014, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: It is a recognized fact that, had the war gone badly for the Allies on the India/Burma front, and had the Japanese succeeded in invading the Indian Continent, the outcome of the war would have been entirely different.

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Product Description: This book, originally written in 1931 by “Vigilant” (the pen name for Claude Sykes), tells the dramatic tales of air combat as fought by the best German pilots of the First World War. Manfred von Richthofen, Max Immelmann, Oswald Boelcke and other famous daredevil flyers are joined by the lesser-known but equally resourceful colleagues such as Rudolph von Eschwege and Hand Shuz, taking part in furious battles in the sky and close escapes on the ground when brought down on the wrong side of the lines...read more

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9781612001890 | Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc, April 19, 2015, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: This book, originally written in 1931 by “Vigilant” (the pen name for Claude Sykes), tells the dramatic tales of air combat as fought by the best German pilots of the First World War.
9781853671647 | Reprint edition (Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal, February 1, 1994), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Tells the dramatic tales of air combat as fought by the top German aces of World War I.

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Product Description: This is the captivating story of the four Raw brothers, all of whom served with the Royal Air Force. The eldest three flew during WW2 and all three died.The youngest, not old enough to see wartime flying, flew night-fighters in the postwar years, ending up flying Spitfires with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight...read more

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9781908117137 | Grub Street the Basement, November 19, 2011, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: This is the captivating story of the four Raw brothers, all of whom served with the Royal Air Force.

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Product Description: In less than 15 months Sailor Malan rose to be Britain s premier WWII fighter pilot. A born leader, superb shot and exceptional tactician Malan tested his skills over Dunkirk and later in his Spitfire during the Battle of Britain...read more

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9780907579830 | Reprint edition (Crecy Pub, September 14, 2011), cover price $12.95 | About this edition: In less than 15 months Sailor Malan rose to be Britain s premier WWII fighter pilot.

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Product Description: Jimmy Sheddan was one of the many New Zealanders who joined the RNZAF, then left his native land to come to England to fight the enemies of Great Britain and her Empire during World War Two. Through his recollections we can share some of the trials and wartime tribulations they faced...read more
By Norman Franks (contributor) and C. J. Sheddan

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9780948817700 | Grub Street the Basement, June 1, 1993, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Jimmy Sheddan was one of the many New Zealanders who joined the RNZAF, then left his native land to come to England to fight the enemies of Great Britain and her Empire during World War Two.

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9781906502959 | Grub Street the Basement, June 19, 2011, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Jimmy Sheddan was one of the many New Zealanders who joined the RNZAF, then left his native land to come to England to fight the enemies of Great Britain and her Empire during World War Two.
9781898697640 | Grub Street the Basement, April 1, 2001, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Jimmy Sheddan was one of the many New Zealanders who joined the RNZAF then left his native land to come to England to fight the enemies of Great Britain during World War II.

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Product Description: Lively tales of aerial combat in the legendary Typhoon fighter History of the plane and the men who flew it in World War II Based on interviews with the pilots themselves The Typhoon fighter played a pivotal role in the Allies' success in the air and on the ground in World War II, from the Normandy beachhead to the Battle of the Bulge and the final battle for Germany...read more

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9780811706438 | Stackpole Books, May 30, 2010, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Lively tales of aerial combat in the legendary Typhoon fighter History of the plane and the men who flew it in World War II Based on interviews with the pilots themselves The Typhoon fighter played a pivotal role in the Allies' success in the air and on the ground in World War II, from the Normandy beachhead to the Battle of the Bulge and the final battle for Germany.

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Product Description: Book by Merttens, Ruth
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9780140900729, titled "Fun With Shapes" | Workbook edition (New Amer Library, December 1, 1989), cover price $2.95 | also contains Fun With Shapes | About this edition: Book by Merttens, Ruth

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Product Description: Bob Foster is a well known figure at book and print signings in many parts of the UK. Although recognized as a Battle of Britain veteran, little is known of his life, or the details of his war service with the RAF. Persuaded to tell his story to air historian and well established aviation author Norman Franks, the result is a very readable account of his flying years...read more

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9781906502263, titled "Tally-Ho!: From the Battle of Britain to the Defence of Darwin" | Grub Street the Basement, April 19, 2009, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Bob Foster is a well known figure at book and print signings in many parts of the UK.

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Product Description: In the autumn of 2007, ninety years after this legendary fighter fell to earth, there will be a full length feature film released in the UK and Germany simply entitled The Red Baron, with Joseph Fiennes in the lead role. Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen was the most feared and celebrated of all German pilots in World War I, and has become one of the iconic figures of history...read more

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9781898697275, titled "Under the Guns of the Red Baron: The Complete Record of Von Richthofen's Victories and Victims Fully Illustrated" | Grub Street the Basement, October 1, 1995, cover price $35.00

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9781904943976, titled "Under the Guns of the Red Baron: The Complete Record of Von Richthofen's Victories and Victims Fully Illustrated" | Grub Street the Basement, September 19, 2007, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: In the autumn of 2007, ninety years after this legendary fighter fell to earth, there will be a full length feature film released in the UK and Germany simply entitled The Red Baron, with Joseph Fiennes in the lead role.
9781898697961, titled "Under the Guns of the Red Baron: The Complete Record of Von Richthofen's Victories and Victims Fully Illustrated" | Grub Street the Basement, December 1, 1998, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: This is not a study of von Richthofen's life or death, but of the men he shot down.

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Product Description: This important work was first published in German in late 1939, no doubt timed to impress the young Luftwaffe fighter pilots who were embarking on the second major air war in history. Buckler initially served with the army when the Great War began, until he was wounded and moved to the air service to train as a pilot...read more
By Julius Buckler, Norman Franks (editor) and Adam M. Wait (trans)

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9781904943808 | Grub Street the Basement, September 5, 2007, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: This important work was first published in German in late 1939, no doubt timed to impress the young Luftwaffe fighter pilots who were embarking on the second major air war in history.

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Product Description: The SE 5/5a British single-seat aircraft was one of the major fighting scouts of the last 18 months of the war in France during World War I and was a true workhorse of the Royal Flying Corps, handling fighter-versus-fighter actions, combating the high-flying German photo-reconnaissance planes as well as balloons...read more

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9781846031809 | Osprey Pub Co, June 26, 2007, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: The SE 5/5a British single-seat aircraft was one of the major fighting scouts of the last 18 months of the war in France during World War I and was a true workhorse of the Royal Flying Corps, handling fighter-versus-fighter actions, combating the high-flying German photo-reconnaissance planes as well as balloons.

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Product Description: The mysterious events of April 21, 1918, the day the legendary Red Baron met his end, have kept the world captivated for decades. There have been many theories, articles and books concerning exactly what took place but all previous accounts have been overshadowed by this groundbreaking book...read more

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9781898697756 | Grub Street the Basement, January 1, 1998, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Much has been written about Manfred von Richthofen's last flight and combat on the morning of April 21st 1918, and much controversy remains to this day.

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9781904943334 | Grub Street the Basement, February 19, 2007, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: The mysterious events of April 21, 1918, the day the legendary Red Baron met his end, have kept the world captivated for decades.

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Product Description: Frank Carey's name is well known in aviation historians.Fought in France in May 1940, shot down 12+ German aircraft and won DFC and BarFought in Battle of Britain. Score 18 by Mid-August 1940. Wounded.1941 as Squadron Leader, went to Burma to fight the Japanese...read more

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9781904943389 | Grub Street the Basement, September 30, 2006, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Frank Carey's name is well known in aviation historians.

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Product Description: This book shows all RAF, Commonwealth and other countrys aces who flew with the RAF between 1939-1945. Featured here, in most cases as portraits, are those fighter pilots who achieved ten or more victories. This is the first time that the faces of these men have been featured in one book, paying tribute to them and all RAF fighter pilots of the Second World War...read more

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9780764325250 | Ill edition (Schiffer Pub Ltd, September 30, 2006), cover price $59.95 | About this edition: This book shows all RAF, Commonwealth and other countrys aces who flew with the RAF between 1939-1945.

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